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Electrical Engineer - Senior/Associate/Assistant Telecommunications

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Job Description
The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Information Technology Division to perform professional electrical engineering work related to the planning, design, maintenance and construction of microwave, fiber-optic, radio, and telecommunication projects; to perform a variety of technical engineering studies.
The position will be filled at the appropriate level (Senior, Associate, Assistant) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Any qualified individual may apply.
This is an exempt position and is part of the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit. The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Electrical Engineer vacancies that may occur within the District through August 10, 2019.
Distinguishing Characteristics
Assistant Engineer
This is the entry level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the Associate level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.
Associate Engineer
This is the journey level class in the Engineer series and is distinguished from the Assistant level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Assistant level.
Senior Engineer
This is the advanced journey level in the Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series and may provide indirect and/or direct supervision over assigned personnel. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility and possess registration as a Professional Engineer.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Assistant Engineer:
Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisor or manager and receives technical and/or functional supervision from a Senior Electrical Engineer.
Associate Engineer:
Receives direction from a higher level supervisor or manager and receives technical and/or functional supervision from a Senior Electrical Engineer.
Senior Engineer:
Receives direction from an assigned supervisor or manager. May exercise indirect and/or direct supervision over assigned professional and technical personnel.
Examples of Duties:
Associate/Assistant Engineer
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Perform analysis of the District's microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems, and provide recommendations related to the operation of the systems.
Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections within and between the District's facilities and for inter-utility networks required for ICCP and NERC CIP inter-tie information.
Plan, design, purchase and develop training for the District's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Voice Over IP (VOIP) network and related systems such as the Automatic Call Distribution and associated design of voice and data trunk lines.
Assist with the development of the District's Information Technology Plan as it relates to telecommunications.
Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections over either the District's microwave or fiber optic networks for the telecom management systems for the Tl, OC-3 and Ethernet networks.
Plan, design, purchase, implement and develop training for new microwave systems related to Irrigation Multiple Address System (MAS) SCADA, Electric system (MAS) SCADA, OC-3 microwave links, Tl/Ethernet backbone links.
Assist engineering technicians with communications drawings located in the communication drawing index covering power system design, equipment wiring and layout designs.
Prepare engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; oversee and participate in the preparation and revision of design and construction standards.
Review NERC standards; provide support in preparation of compliance activities including preparation of Reliability Standard Audit worksheets as per NERC standards. May serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME).
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Senior Engineer
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to a variety of professional electrical engineering tasks associated with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems.
Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications. Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Perform detailed and complex analysis of the District's microwave, fiber optic, radio, and telephone systems, and provide recommendations related to the operation of the systems.
Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections for inter-utility networks for ICCP and NERC CIP inter-tie information.Plan, design, purchase and develop training for the District's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Voice Over IP (VOIP) network and related systems such as the Automatic Call Distribution and associated design of voice and data trunk lines.
Assist with the development of the District's Information Technology Plan as it relates to telecommunications.
Plan, design, purchase and coordinate installation of circuit connections over either the District's microwave or fiber networks for the telecom management systems for the Tl, OC-3 and Ethernet networks.
Review NERC standards; prepare responses to Compliance Questionnaires and Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets as per NERC standards. Perform duties and responsibilities of Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned area(s).
Plan, design, purchase, implement and develop training for new microwave systems related to Irrigation Multiple Address System (MAS) SCADA, Electric system (MAS) SCADA, OC-3 microwave links, Tl/Ethernet backbone links.
Supervise engineering technicians with communications drawings located in the communication drawing index covering power system design, equipment wiring and layout designs.
Prepare complex engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; oversee and participate in the preparation and revision of design and construction standards.
Perform the most difficult work related to the management of electrical engineering projects related to the District's fiber optic, microwave, radio, and telephone assets.
Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies, Joint Power Agencies, and the public regarding District projects.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications:
Assistant Engineer
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's telecommunications systems.
Mathematics used in the engineering field.
Materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction industry.
Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the electrical engineering profession.
Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
Principles and practices of effective customer service.
Ability to:
Perform professional electrical engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.
On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
Learn and apply District standards and regulations and electrical engineering policies and procedures.
Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to the District's electric system.
Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates.
Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
One year of professional electrical engineering experience related to the operation of District electric systems is desirable.
Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Associate Engineer
In addition to the qualifications for the Assistant Engineer:
Knowledge of:
Methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the District's telecommunication systems.
Budgeting techniques and project management.
Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws related to the District's electric system.
Construction contracting practices including estimating, bidding, scheduling and organizing of construction activities.
Ability to:
Perform the full range of professional electrical engineering duties as related to the District's telecommunications systems.
Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to the District's telecommunication systems.
Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to telecommunication project responsibilities.
Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including Requests for Qualifications and Proposals.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Three years of responsible experience similar to Assistant Engineer (Electrical) with the District.
Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver's license. Possession of a valid Engineer-In-Training Certificate. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer highly desirable.
Senior Engineer
Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of technical, functional and/or direct supervision and training.
Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's telecommunication system.
Budgeting techniques.
Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Advanced project management methodologies.
Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the telecommunication engineering profession.
Principles and practices of safety management.
Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
Principles and practices of effective customer service.
Ability to:
Provide technical, functional and/or direct supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff.
Perform the most complex electrical engineering duties including the management of complex projects.
Understand and interpret local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws.
Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.
Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience:
Three years of responsible journey experience similar to Associate Electrical Engineer with the District.
Training:
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver's license. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer.
Supplemental Information:
Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application and responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. Apply immediately. Position will be open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) contacting of references to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may ****. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
About Modesto Irrigation District
When you work at MID ...
You join forces with one of California’s most successful utilities. You also enjoy the many benefits MID provides for its employees.
Competitive Salaries
Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
Accrued Vacation and Sick Leave from the day you start work
Life Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Retirement Plan
Tax-deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Accounts (health and dependent care)
Employee Assistance Program
Safety and Wellness Program
MID Summary of Benefits
One of the most important  benefits
 is working with professionals who value training, innovation and a job well done. That’s been MID ’s driving force since we were organized in 1887. Join us at MID and reward yourself with professional and personal opportunities.
A Great Place to Work
MID is a great place to work. Discover more about our organization through  About
 and  Fast Facts
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 and the  First 100 Years of MID History
A Great Place to Live
The Modesto area is ideally located in the heart of California’s great central valley. There’s lots to do in Modesto: parks, recreational sports, theater, opera, art, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, historical and natural history museums, summer concerts in the park and festivals reflecting the area’s cultural and agricultural diversity.
An hour of travel will take you to Sacramento, the Delta or to one of five  reservoirs
. You’ll find even more opportunities close by. Just a couple of hours in the car gets you to the ocean or the mountains. Yosemite National Park, Monterey and San Francisco are easy day trip destinations.
This area has long been considered one of California’s best-kept secrets. Take a closer look at  Modesto
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